NFL football is as physical and intense a sport as one can imagine. One cannot question the toughness and skills of NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady and Eli Manning, who led the New England Patriots and New York Giants, respectively, to Super Bowl XLVI (46). However, football fans know teams will look to assert themselves in the 2012-2013 season, having aspirations to bring the Lombardi Trophy to their stadium.
Many players and teams look for revenge after a disappointing season: Michael Vick with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints. But the power balance may have shifted with the coming of Peyton Manning to the Denver Broncos, Andrew Luck to the Indianapolis Colts, and Robert Griffin III (RG3) to the Washington Redskins. One might even include the arrival of Tim Tebow to New York City and the New York Jets, who might challenge Mark Sanchez for the starting job. But even in a quarterback league, running backs such as Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster, Chris Johnson, and the new rookie Trent Richardson, will prove the effectiveness of the running game. But football is not all about offense, as coach Rex Ryan and defensive stars Darrelle Revis, Ray Lewis, Troy Polamalu, and Clay Matthews, would agree.
Many NFL greats like Dan Marino, Joe Namath, and Jerry Rice would acknowledge the increased competition and intensity of today’s game. With only a 16 game season, any team has a chance to compete for a postseason spot and make a run for the Super Bowl. And fans will also enjoy the football rivalries such as between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. Gear up for the new season with NFL gift ideas and NFL memorabilia at Gameday Goods.